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Have you ever visited a ghost town in Western Australia?

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With it's harsh terrain and turbulent goldmining history, it's not surprising that Western Australia is the home of many ghost towns.

Have you ever visited any ghost towns in Western Australia, and if so which ones? Which era do they date back to and was there much left of them? Were they easily accessible or do you need a four wheel drive vehicle to get there? Would you recommend them to other travellers?

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I don't think I have as we mainly went to larger towns and I travelled for work to sell so did not go to ghost towns...
by Finy
I never have, but would love to. Great photo!
Thanks! The photo was taken at Minnievale, a little place in the Central Wheatbelt. The building used to be a bakery, but this is all that's left of it now.
I've visited a few over the years, especially when we've been on family camping trips. Cossack, an old sea port up on the Pilbara is very interesting, and we've dropped into Greenough (near Geraldton) and some old goldmining places near Cue and Meekatharra a few times. Would love to get out the northern goldfields and check out some of the ones out there too.

Closer to Perth, there are some very interesting places to check out as well. Quite a few still have some people living there (so they're not totally ghost towns), but are still quite deserted. Kununoppin, on the Nungarin - Wyalkatchem Road, is one place that immediately jumps to mind. There are a line of empty but well-preserved old shops dating back to the 1920s or 30s, and some old cottages. I'm sure some people still live out there, but there wouldn't be many. It's a lovely little place...quite other-worldly.
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